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Opel Kadett Diesel

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Opel Kadett Diesel

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 96.0 N·m / 70.8 lb·ft / 70.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 143 km/h / 89 mph / 89 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1979
ModelKadett DieselIssued until
SerieKadettNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3990 mm / 157.1 in / 157.1 inTotal (curb) weight970 kg / 2138 lb / 2138 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in / 98.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity42 l / 9.2 UK gal / 11.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.7 sq ft / 20.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyBo VER 82 diesel inj.Engine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio23.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque96.0 N·m / 70.8 lb·ft / 70.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.2 kW/l / 0.554 bhp/cu in / 0.554 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque60.1 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.74

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed143 km/h / 89 mph / 89 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio55.7 kW/ton / 42.2 bhp/ton / 42.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.9Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Radius armsSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Kadett Diesel

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